United Kingdom —(Ammoland.com)- The headlines this week: Antis use comic timing, rutting buck carries dead weight and the beauty queen behind Melissa Bachman.
The League Against Cruel Sports has launched a video campaign on YouTube against repeal of the UK bans on hunting with hounds. British comedian Dave Spikey is the League’s frontman, funded by a wealthy cat charity. The League says it hopes the film will be viewed 5 million times. It has had just over 1,000 views on YouTube already, making it one of the League’s most-watched videos. 4,999,000 views to go.
The state of Nebraska in the USA has brought out a series of instructional videos for wildfowlers. American government game and wildlife departments all have a positive attitude towards shooting sports. This film shows how to build a duck hide in a boat. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHcOkji9NvE
A Wiltshire shooting estate has won the Purdey Gold Award for 2013. Countryside Alliance executive chairman Sir Barney White-Spunner presented estate owner Count Konrad Goess-Saurau with the prize for his transformational conservation work at Temple Shoot at Rockley, near Marlborough. The Silver Award went to Nicholas Watts of Vine House Farm, Market Deeping in Lincolnshire and the Purdey Bronze Award to Lady Sondes, owner of Lees Court Shoot near Faversham, Kent.
Antis hounded Melissa Bachman out of her job with National Geographic TV. Now they are trying to do the same with her series on Pursuit channel in the USA. An online petition is calling for big game hunter Bachman to be banned from returning to South Africa where she shot a lion. Among her supporters are US TV presenter Mindy Arthurs and former beauty queen Olivia Nalos Opre.
Indian hunters have shot three suspected maneaters in northern Kashmir. Three children aged between 10 and 12 have been killed and eaten in the area since August. Locals went out armed with 12-bore shotguns and shot the three leopards.
An American vet and his son successfully separated two whitetail bucks whose antlers locked during the rut. Adam Anderson and his father, Charlie Anderson, used a boat to row out to the maul and free one deer. The other buck was already dead. Watch the film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lm8Pll3CTc
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